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ERIC Number: ED248767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 14
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Legal Challenges to Christian Colleges.
Stephens, W. Richard
Legal challenges faced by Christian liberal arts colleges affiliated with the Christian College Coalition were studied in 1983. Fifty-one of the 70 college presidents that were contacted returned questionnaires. The following areas were assessed: direct legal involvements during the past 5 years, threatened legal involvements, expected types of legal action in the future, legal counsel retained and fees, and the president's interest in a legal research/consultation fund and defense fund for the Coalition. Thirty-seven of the 51 colleges had experienced direct and threatened legal involvements and challenges. Most of the issues were resolved out of court. Where students were aggrieved, the issues included the following: complaints and/or charges of unfair academic standards, discrimination against the handicapped, enforcement of conduct regulations, and grade disputes. Contract disputes, especially those involving the termination of tenured faculty, were the dominant legal problems involving faculty. Several colleges reported charges that the college discriminated based on sex, religion, or age. Other colleges reported alumni challenges to their transcript release policies. The presidents responding to the survey also expected legal challenges to continue and even to increase in the future. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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